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First Continental Congress. 1774. First Continental Congress. 56 colonial delegates Samuel Adams: organized BTP John Adams: defended the soldiers in BM Respond to the crisis in Boston. What the colonies wanted! (a compromise). Remove British Acts Allow for a Colonial army (militia).

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First continental congress

First Continental Congress

1774


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First Continental Congress

  • 56 colonial delegates

  • Samuel Adams: organized BTP

  • John Adams: defended the soldiers in BM

  • Respond to the crisis in Boston


What the colonies wanted a compromise

What the colonies wanted! (a compromise)

  • Remove British Acts

  • Allow for a Colonial army (militia).

  • 10 resolutions to the king.

  • Including the right to “life, liberty, and property.”

  • Colonies didn’t mind being ruled by England.


Fcc s compromise

FCC’s Compromise?

  • King George III did not agree!

  • Therefore…

  • Colonists should continue to boycott British goods.

  • Colonial militia should be ready to fight.


The shot heard around the world

The “Shot Heard Around the World.”

  • Minutemen: colonial militia ready to fight at a minutes notice.

  • British General decided to take away the minutemen’s weapons and ammunition.


April 1775

April 1775

  • Weapons/ammunitions were stored in Concord.

  • Sons of Liberty sent 3 riders including Paul Revere to warn them.


Lexington and concord april 1775

70 minutemen

Large force of British Soldiers

Both commanders had orders not to fire

8 dead colonists

British marched on to Concord

Found few weapons

Burned buildings

As the British returned to Boston additional militia opened fire

250 Dead Redcoats

100 Dead Colonists

Lexington and Concord: April 1775


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